I chose to make mine with felt but the original idea was to make it with cardboard. So if you are after a no sew project use cardboard or if you are familiar with a sewing machine use felt.
What you will need:
- Easter Bonnet Template
- A3 Cardboard or Felt
- Easter Craft Supplies
- Ribbon or Bias Binding
Download the Easter Bonnet Template and print and cut out. Make sure you print actual size with no scaling and measure the test square to make sure it is 1 inch.
Place template on fold of felt. If you are using cardboard I'd print 2 templates and tape them together then trace around and cut instead of folding the cardboard so you don't have a crease line in the cardboard. I opted to use 2 felt squares as I had it on hand at home instead of cutting a piece of felt on the fold on the fold. You will just need to sew up the top and back edge if you do this. I'd also suggest going with the bias tape around the entire front rim otherwise you will have a dip in the middle of the rim. The bias tape gets rid of this.
Sew or stick the back edge of the bonnet together (as shown) with sticky tape. Then add ribbon or bias tape as indicated on the pattern. I chose to run my bias tape along the front rim of the bonnet all the way around with around 30-40cm extra on each side to create the ties. I also snuck in some pom pom trim under the bias before I stitched it down. Get creative and see what you could do. Ric Rac could also look cute on it.
Get out your easter craft supplies and glue to your hearts content. Get the kids to help, they'll love it. I used the trusted old hot glue gun. You can pick one up for about $20 at most craft stores like Spotlight, Lincraft or Riot. The easter goodies I used were glitter eggs that I cut the sticks off, yarn pom poms, bias binding and pom pom trim. All these you can pick up from the discount stores for a few dollars. The trims I actually picked up from Riot for less than $1. Bargain.
And that's it you're done. Give to your little girl to wear with pride at her Easter Hat parade.